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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 1 December 2014

If you just need to kitchen only, then it's fine. But if you try to sleep, good luck to you. On the night I was there, several people from other room scream and yelling until 3:30am. They even ran and played at the hallway. And the girl worked at the front desk was useless. She didn't bother tell those people...

5Thank Chris H
Reviewed 9 November 2014

Keep in mind when booking that this is a Hostel not a hotel. You will have to make your own bed and have a single bed. The rooms are a good size for a hostel and each room has a washroom with a tub, shower combination. The room we stayed in was a bit worn and needed a little sprucing...

2Thank Richard S
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 October 2014

Stayed at this hostel for a week. The front desk girl (Machela) was the rudest person I've ever come across working in a customer service position. Talks down to guests, is never at the front desk when you need her and would rather be outside smoking then helping the guests. They have vending machines that have one pack of Nerds...

9Thank UK101010
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 19 October 2014

Two nights here in August. Spent roughly $30 a night for a room in an eight bed dorm. Pros: I slept well, no one stole my things, and it was easy to get to Banff by bus. I met a nice Quebecois family in the kitchen, which was the one ray of sunlight from the visit. I also did laundry....

3Thank Captain_Starwood
Hlucin, Czech Republic
Reviewed 23 September 2014

Average is the word that describes the Hostel Bear. But you'll get what you pay for. The hostel was ok-priced, given its location close to Rocky Mountains national parks and transcanada highway. It was also possible to do a last moment booking before a sunny September weekend. The amenities are pretty much standard for this type of accommodation - dorm...

Thank Pavel K
Sunderland, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 September 2014

I left my bread for a couple of hours and woman from reception ate it. I recognized my bread on her desk. She had a sandwich with it. I was surprised and sad. Not impressed. Other than that it's a good place but really hot. Needs air con.

4Thank Olga S
Lichfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 August 2014

I think the first thing anyone considering the Hostel Bear should realise is that this is not a hotel, but this part of the reason why we stayed there. After a road trip of motels & hotels, & restaurants, we wanted to have a couple of days where we could prepare our own food. The kitchen area in the Hostel...

3Thank CCJ1958
Reviewed 20 August 2014

Negative- Maybe hostels just aren't for me, but I would way rather camp. I don't mind bugs in the tent (I mean you are outdoors..) but bugs in a hostel room grosses me out! And there were quite a few in ours. Upon check in, we were charged an extra 2$ fee for using credit (don't really see why this...

Thank Brittw01
Reviewed 14 August 2014 via mobile

Stayed here en route to a ski trip in the mountains, desk lady wasn't incredibly friendly and halfway through cooking our dinner the fire alarm went off and we had to leave the building. After an hour waiting outside the firemen told us that the cause of the false alarm was that people had ripped the smoke detectors out of...

Thank Kieran L
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

No sleep at all. My room is right beside the train track. The room itself lack air circulation and one window is wide open. Other people snore and making much noises. I was woken up around 2am by few people that jux got in..the opening and closing of the door is loud, someones already snoring. even if you get ear...

Thank True D

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Canmore’s newest hostel! Conveniently located one block from downtown Canmore. The Hostel Bear sleeps 170 guests. The spacious dorm rooms sleep 4-10 guests, with privacy curtains and night lights on each bunk, in addition each room has its own an en suite. Private rooms are also available. Amenities include large fully equipped kitchen, free wireless access and a large common lounge. Our friendly, helpful staff are here 24 hours a day to ensure your stay exceeds expectations! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostel Bear

Address: 1002 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore, Alberta T1W 1N6, Canada (Formerly "Bear Country Lodge")
Region: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Kananaskis Country > Canmore
Price Range: £23 - £74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Bear 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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“Try to avoid a room to at the back of the hostel due to the train passing by.”
 of 5 bubbles travlerbutterfly, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Choose a private room; they are spacious and beautiful!”
 of 5 bubbles BrittanysTravels, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Choose different Lodgings.”
 of 5 bubbles gmbtfm, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The train runs right behind the hotel, if you are light sleeper get a room in the front of the building or buy ear plugs.”
 of 5 bubbles dannyt652, 23 Jun 2016 | Read review
“If you a very light sleeper bring ear plugs or hope to get a front facing room.”
 of 5 bubbles PeterWat19, 18 Jun 2016 | Read review
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